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10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Posted by PCF Admin on December 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
Dr. Ann Kulze

Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - Let’s face it – many people use the traditional Thanksgiving feast as a kick-off to a holiday eating frenzy that lasts through to the New Year – tipping the scales in the direction of unhealthy weight gain. The good news is that the “Holiday 10” is an urban myth. In reality, most Americans actually gain around a pound. The bad news is that studies show the weight gained over the winter holiday isn’t lost during the rest of the year. Over time, this yearly “pound creep” can have a devastating impact on your health, as weight gain can increase your risk of a number of chronic diseases including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Keep in mind that it’s much easier to prevent weight gain than to get the pounds off after the fact. Here is my best advice for enjoying the holidays without wrecking your waistline and your health. 1. Stay away from foods that rev up your appetite A.K.A. “The Great White Hazards” – white flour products, white rice, and white potatoes.  Holidays are already a dietary pitfall for most – these foods add insult to injury. Choose whole grains and beans as the alternative to starchy ...

Foundation is a Great Asset in the War on Cancer

Posted by Janet Hudson on December 6th, 2010 | No Comments »
Richard C. Wender, M.D.

25th Anniversary - Richard C. Wender, M.D. Professor and Chair of Family Medicine Thomas Jefferson University Medical College The Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of our nation’s greatest assets in the war on cancer.  This organization’s creative approach to building collaborations in an innovative, engaging way has been remarkable.  The annual national Dialogue for Action™ is one of the most important colon cancer screening gatherings in the country.  I have been particularly fortunate to be a participant and partner with the ...

10 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Posted by Prevent Cancer Fdn. Staff on December 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
Prevent Cancer Champion Seal

Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating / No Smoking / Regular Screening - The Foundation’s #2PreventCancer Campaign is encouraging individuals to take simple steps every day to reduce their cancer risk and to share these smart choices, no matter how big or small, with others. We believe that together we can support each other on our journey to live smart, healthy lifestyles – one tweet or Facebook status update at a time. With help from our Medical Advisory Board and other leading experts, we have compiled a list ...

Healthy Recipes: Black Bean Soup

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Healthy Eating -   This is a zippy Southwestern-flavored black bean soup. You can make it with canned beans so it comes together in minutes. If you have leftovers, pack them up in individual serving containers for lunch the next day.   4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed 3 cups water 1/2 cup prepared salsa 1/4 ...